OT Clinical Therapist

Rochester, NY


The OT Clinical Therapist is responsible for performing clinical research activities to include, but not limit to:

  • Coordinate human subject OT research clinical activities, which may include multiple site human subject studies. May provide training on federal, state, sponsor and/or institutional regulations, policies and practices related to human subject research. Will supervise others.


  • Occupational therapy (OT) based evaluation (s) of potential study participants for enrollment in clinical trials. Administration of OT based therapy for clinical research study participants enrolled at URNI. Oversees and coordinates human subject research activities for single or multiple sites. Develops, implements and evaluates recruitment strategies, information and data systems and study management systems. Participates in the planning, development and implementation of study design, budgets, protocols, consent forms, processes and policies that may include multiple therapeutic areas. Participates in the development, review and approval of case report forms (CRFs) and study-specific procedure manuals and documents. 20%

  • Represents sites, providers, study team, patients, study participants and the University to develop, monitor and maintain working relationships, positive communications and effective results with regard to the coordination of human subject studies. Supports the contacts and relationships between and among the URNI, research staff, study sites and sponsoring and regulatory agencies. 20%

  • Develops, implements and monitors systems and methods to ensure quality, safety, efficiency and consistency in the processing of human subject research data. Reviews study progress, including data, finances, documentation and reporting deliverables. Designs, develops, implements, monitors and manages systems and procedures for the purpose of tracking study progression. 20%

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory and institutional requirements and standards. Ensures the integrity and security of all study data at all times. Initiates, monitors and ensures that all protocol activities are standardized across study sites. Implements immediate and appropriate corrective action when inconsistency of activities is identified. 10%

  • Trains clinical research coordinator and other staff on activities associated with conducting human subject research specific to study protocols and generally in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCPs) guidelines and sponsor requirements. Oversee training of site study personnel on standardized clinical assessments of the upper limb and on delivery of robot-assisted therapy for study participants. 10%

  • Directs the activities of subordinate staff and relevant others to gather, compile and analyze study information. 5%

  • Coordinates and monitors financial data for budget and variance reporting and for compliance with all institutional requirements for adequate system controls. 5%

  • Keeps current with all federal, state, sponsor and institutional policies and laws, standard operating procedures and guidelines. Demonstrates accountability for continuous learning in accordance with GCP guidelines. Maintain knowledge with OT based activities, industry standards, best practices and trends in therapeutic areas relevant to research studies and designs. Implements and monitors resulting study changes. 5%

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 2-3 years of experience in clinical research environment or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Word processing and data analysis software required.

  • NYS Licensed as an Occupational Therapist with 2-3 years’ experience in clinical research environments required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 64,480 - $ 83,824 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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